Gbolahan Balogun

The sad news of the death of a nursing mother kidnapped in Ago-Oja, Asa Local Government area of Kwara State, broke Thursday, as the community found her decomposing body in a bush close to Ikotun, a community in another local government area.

She has been buried according to Islamic rite.

The family had been in apprehension for about two weeks when some unidentified bandits took her away to an unknown destination, abandoning her four-month old baby with her kid sisters.

The Baale, (the community leader), Mallam Daudu Salaudeen Arolu told Midlandpost in an interview last week that the bandits descended on her house around on Wednesday, 22nd April, looking for the husband, Jibril. They picked the wife when they couldn’t find him. Jibril is said to be a cattle dealer and an official of a cooperative society

Another source said the bandits eventually contacted the family demanding a ransom of 10 million Naira.

It was alleged that the family had made payment of 6million in two instalments but were last Friday directed to bring the balance of the ransom to Eiyekonrin town and later to Ogbomoso in Oyo State. Her abductors did not surface at the two locations.

The fate of Kehinde Jibril is similar to her co-victim, Oriyomi Babatunde, a student of Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin, who was kidnapped in the community the same night. Our source said Kehinde was severely injured in the course of his abduction. He died in the hospital few days after his captors collected the sum of 400,000 for his release.



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